by Paige Donner
The first episode of Paris GOODfood+wine was aired, as scheduled, on January 11th. What could never have been foreseen is the tragedy that happened just days prior, the Charlie Hebdo massacre, that left a dozen people, most of them journalists, dead.
This inaugural episode of Paris GOODfood+wine is dedicated to their memory and to their courage in staying true to and living by their guiding principles of freedom of speech and Liberté.
The first episode of Paris GOODfood+wine aired on January 11th on World Radio Paris. It’s dedicated to the Charlie Hebdo journalists. #JeSuisCharlie
You can catch the episode on replay by clicking here on World Radio Paris and pushing play where you see the program Paris GOODfood+wine listed.
This program is the first of its kind for Paris. Meaning, it is the first long-format radio show broadcast in English about food and wine from Paris and produced in Paris. As the host and producer of the show, I want to thank the team for showing up to be interviewed and for putting in the work to submit their reports. I especially want to thank our technical producer, David Blanc, for creating the space at World Radio Paris, which he is also the station manager of, to air this show. We will be airing monthly to start.
This first program begins with an interview conducted by me of Rémi Krug, who chairs the specialized gastronomy study program at the University of Reims called the Institut des Hautes Etudes du Goût. It is a two week certificate program that is about the study of French gastronomy and Art de la Table.
The second segment is an introductory interview of my guest restaurant reviewer, Alec Lobrano, who talks to us about what he likes most about the Paris food scene and fills us in on his latest books, Hungry For Paris and Hungry For France.
That’s followed by Alec Lobrano’s restaurant review of the Moulin à Vent, a beloved Left Bank bistro specializing in French comfort food that you can find in Paris’ Latin Quarter.
The final segment is by our contributing Market Reporter, Emily Dilling, who is the founder of the blog, Paris Paysanne. She takes us with her on her spin through the Marché Batignolles where she talks to a local producer about the fabulous winter squash there.
Thank you for listening to our first ever half-hour food show, in English, broadcast from Paris. We hope you enjoy it. And join us again next month on World Radio Paris for the next episode of Paris GOODfood+wine.